Walks from the Door
No need to drive. You are literally in beautiful countryside within 30 seconds.
There are lots of walking options and we provide A4 maps to illustrate a number of our favourite walks from the door so you can "walk like a local!"
Pretty walk to Crickhowell:
About 35 minutes each way.
Our route takes you across fields on easy paths, along a quiet road and on pedestrian pathways.
In Crickhowell there are good independent shops, pubs and cafe's. In 2018 voted the best high street in Britain.
We've included some recommendations for pub and cafe stops.
The Canal, Giant Redwood and Circuit of the Village
Several options for traffic-free walks (and runs).
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is just below our field and we've found some nice 1 hour loops that utilise it in both directions.
Visiting the Giant Sequioa tree is a big favourite in our family.
These routes will also help you to spot ways of connecting into other routes in the guidebooks.
Gentle stroll along the bottom of the tramway:
About 40 mins round trip. Also a nice short run.
A great way to get to get straight out into the countryside and get a sense of our location. Starting with our beautiful field path you will feel like you are "walking into a spectacular view". The route takes the Cambrian Way for a fairly level section with close views of meadows and wooded hillsides.
Craig y Cillau National Nature Reserve:
Our local gem. Half day or longer.
We are very lucky to have this secret gem right outside our back door. This is where we take our friends walking.
The close and distant views are wonderful. As you'd expect of a National Nature Reserve there are beautiful habitats, old woodlands including a tree species that grows nowhere else, interesting geology (caves and a disappearing stream) and some industrial heritage.
One guest went out early and walked it every day first thing in the morning during his stay.
Most visitors to the area miss this beautiful area. It's the perfect half day walk while the roast is cooking, or if you're heading back to the pub.
The Horseshoe Pub:
Our closest pub. About 10 minutes' walk.
Using our field path and a quiet lane you cross the canal and quickly arrive in the village.
So many options.
Crickhowell is a hub for mountain walking. To give you a sense of the variety of walks available the annual Crickhowell Walking Festival offers around 80 guided walks over 10 days!
Several mountains are 'do-able' from the door including Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain, Llangattock Mountain and Pen Allt-mawr.
The iconic Pen y Fan, Corn du and Cribin range are a short drive away.
We provide guidebooks and Ordnance Survey maps to help you plan your routes.